Choosing a gift for the hunter (or hunters) in your life can be a doozy! It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the game or you’ve been doing this for so long that you’re just plum out of ideas at this point:
Buck Girl at your service!
We’ve sleuthed through the interwebs to bring you ONE ultimate 2021 hunting gift guide for anyone that hunts! Check out our tip section below for extra guidance or skip to the section that is most relevant to you. Happy gift hunting!
Tips for Choosing Hunting Gifts
Let’s face it, hunting is not simply a hobby – it’s a lifestyle! And with this lifestyle comes all sorts of tools, gadgets, gear, footwear and apparel. It’s no wonder you’re looking for help!
There are a few really important aspects of shopping for your beloved hunter. Here’s a few considerations to get you started:
Consider the Type of Game, Time of Year and Location
The type of hunting really determines what your hunter will need for their trips out to the country. They could be hunting big game in Montana or waterfowl in Louisiana! Season dates and the location of the hunt matter a lot when considering what gear to buy. Be sure to match gear to the correct temperature range and take extra care to make sure your gift is waterproof if it’s for waterfowl hunting.
On Rifles and Bows
Rifles and bows can be difficult to pick out for someone else if you are limited in hunting knowledge! We think shopping for rifles and bows is best done in the store, where the hunter can pick up and feel the equipment, ask questions, go home and think about it some more, ask their friends, pray about it … you get the idea! It’s a process.
Replace Something Worn
If you have the luxury of living with your hunter, you may find it valuable to check their gear for wear and tear – these are great items to replace or even upgrade!
Ask Their Friends
When in doubt – call up a deer friend! If your hunter has a group of buddies that hunt, send them a message asking if there’s anything that they know your hunter needs or wants. They’ll be able to help with questions related to gear sizing, packs and pouches, and can give you their personal recommendations on gifts that will hit the mark!
Has your hunter been talking about the hunting season? Have they been shopping online for a possible splurge? Keep an ear out and an eye open for those little hints they may drop!